Wind Ban Bars Large Trucks, Trailers from Turnpike

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Due to a high wind ban, several types of commercial vehicles are not permitted to use both eastbound and westbound lanes of the turnpike until at least Tuesday.

Due to Hurricane Sandy, winds in northern Ohio will continue to increase today and tonight, with some gusts approaching 60 miles per hour or more Monday into Tuesday as the storm pushes west.

The ban is in effect from 5 p.m. Monday until at least 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will enforce the ban, according to the commission.

Trucks banned from traveling the Ohio Turnpike include:

• All triple-trailer combination commercial vehicles.
• Box-type double-trailer combination commercial vehicles in excess of 90 feet in length.
• Mobile home/Office trailers
• High-profile campers and enclosed trailers.
• Boat and horse trailers towed by a passenger vehicles or pickup trucks.

Not included in the ban, are self-propelled motor homes, low-profile trailers, fold-down camper trailers, pickup trucks with slide-on camper units, vehicles towing fifth-wheel type trailers, or any other type of trailers towed by passenger vehicles or pickup trucks.

Also excluded from the ban are commercial trucks towing single flatbed or box-type trailers, flatbed double-trailer combinations in excess of 90 feet and any double-trailer combination commercial vehicles less than 90 feet, according to the turnpike.

For more on the ban, click here.

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